The risks of a Roundup ban

20012016 Newsphoto. SIMONMAUDE/FAIRFAX NZ. Weeds, weed, spraying, protective gloves, protective suit, glyphosate, ...

OPINION: It's potentially more harmful for the environment to remove glyphosate than to keep using it.

DIY sheep milkers make cheese

Kirsty Silvester and Dave Chapman at their Woodville Wildbush sheep milking farm.

Cottage farmers Kirsty Silvester and Dave Chapman were inspired to milk sheep after working in Italy.

Germans offered Cervena

Chef Graham Brown shows United States chefs how to get the best out of New Zealand seafood, lamb and Cervena venison. ...

A trial shipment of grass-fed deer is heading to Germany in an attempt to expand the market.

Cow collar eliminates fences

The Halter cow collar could mean the end of fences on dairy farms.

A degree, rocket building, creating an agri-tech company, raising $700,000 - all in a year's work for a 22-year-old.

Fisherman blames the locals

A commercial fisherman denies setting nets where they could be stranded on the shore, claiming foul play. (File photo)

He thinks his nets were dragged ashore by residents opposed to commercial fishing.

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opinion

The risks of a Roundup ban

20012016 Newsphoto. SIMONMAUDE/FAIRFAX NZ. Weeds, weed, spraying, protective gloves, protective suit, glyphosate, ...

OPINION: It's potentially more harmful for the environment to remove glyphosate than to keep using it.

Farmers cut back on palm kernel

OPINION: Farmers need to reduce palm kernel use, but changing how a farm's run is a bit like trying to turn around the Titanic.

Fonterra results 'solid'

Farming's positives outweigh negatives

Field days

Agri startups pitch to investors

Looks like chicken, tastes like chicken - but it's actually an 'analogue meat' produced from pea protein by ...

New ventures will be aiming to impress investors as they display their wares.

Rain doesn't stop Rural Games 

Businesses loved having Rural Games in Palmerston North.

Last year's Central District Field Days at Manfield Park in Feilding.

Big agri-week for Manawatu

Central Districts Field Days is about to descend on Manfield, accompanied by many other agricultural events.

dairy

Synlait records $10.6m profit

Synlait CEO, Dr John Penno.

2 min ago  Milk processor Synlait is promising a 'modest' profit improvement on last year's result.

Fonterra results 'solid'

OPINION: Fonterra's half-year results are sound, but there are plenty of challenges ahead.

Kirsty Silvester and Dave Chapman at their Woodville Wildbush sheep milking farm.

DIY sheep milkers make cheese

Cottage farmers Kirsty Silvester and Dave Chapman were inspired to milk sheep after working in Italy.

advice

Overseer fends off criticism

Overseer adds value for farms by analysing and predicting the nutrient loss response from changes made on farm to manage ...

Overseer responds to criticism about its accuracy.

Carbon forest specs too small

Changes to the definition of a carbon forest would help farmers benefit from trading in carbon credits.

The trial plot for the clover pasture renewal showing areas that have been sprayed out and areas that have regenerated

Peninsula farm builds clover pastures

A Banks Peninsula farming couple is experimenting with clover regeneration on their hill side pastures with top results.

aquaculture

Q&A: Salmon proposal

New Zealand King Salmon's Clay Point farm in Tory Channel. (File photo)

MPI wants to relocate up to six salmon farms in the Sounds - here's a run down of what you need to know.

King Salmon plans mussel farm

As residents busy themselves with its salmon farm plan, NZKS lodges consent for mussel farm.

A commercial fisherman denies setting nets where they could be stranded on the shore, claiming foul play. (File photo)

Fisherman blames the locals

He thinks his nets were dragged ashore by residents opposed to commercial fishing.

beef

Science is the answer to farming challenges - Guy

Richard Kidd explains the inner workings of his farm to Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

Science will lead the way to find solutions to farming's environmental challenges, Nathan Guy says.

Farming for the land, not the bank balance

Charlie and Helen Lea are flying the sheep and beef industry flag.

The trial plot for the clover pasture renewal showing areas that have been sprayed out and areas that have regenerated

Peninsula farm builds clover pastures

A Banks Peninsula farming couple is experimenting with clover regeneration on their hill side pastures with top results.

Sheep
Kirsty Silvester and Dave Chapman at their Woodville Wildbush sheep milking farm.

DIY sheep milkers make cheese

Cottage farmers Kirsty Silvester and Dave Chapman were inspired to milk sheep after working in Italy.

cropping

Family plants 17,000 trees on farm

Charlie and Helen Lea of Cambridge are the supreme winner of the Waikato Farm Environment Awards.

Waikato's top environmental farmers are Charlie and Helen Lea.

Royal radiata in Hawke's Bay

It's given its name to a beer, a city and some European towns - and now a New Zealand forest.

Asian Adonis captain Bernardo D. Ocampo, with part of the first shipment of kiwifruit for the season, due to leave for ...

Kiwifruit China-bound

It hasn't been a record kiwifruit harvest, but considering this summer's below par weather, it hasn't been a bad result.

agribusiness

Urea substitutes trialed in northern Southland

Stan Winter measures dry matter in a trial plot as wife Heather mows to establish a permanent trial plot during pasture ...

Stan Winter has embarked on a five year trial to evaluate urea substitute products in northern Southland.

Cow collar eliminates fences

A first class engineering degree, rocket building, creating an agri-tech company, raising $700,000 - all in a year's work for a 22-year-old entrepreneur.

Iron maidens Sarah Walker, Sophie Pascoe, Lisa Carrington and Eliza McCartney.

Sports stars can't beat red meat

Beef + Lamb marketing supremo Rod Slater reports on the latest campaign featuring the Iron Maidens.

Discovery

From law books to test tubes

Hannah McKerchar studies the changes in the treatment of milk proteins.

A former commercial lawyer has found more excitement in the laboratory, she tells Jarrod Booker.

Research team's innovation 

Scientists' careers have been given boost by a dairy innovation programme.

Palatasa Havea was Tonga's first food science PhD.

School 'failure' to top scientist 

A Tongan scientist who struggled at school is now at the cutting edge of his field.

rural women

Could a human beat a horse?

Around 60 competitors raced in the inaugural Human v Horse marathon in 2015, with the top time for a human earning third ...

It's about to be tested in an extreme race through steep hill country.

Nuts about ... fresh nuts

The Horwells' two hectare, 450-tree orchard can produce four tonnes of hazelnuts a year.

Sheep in the yards at Kaihoka for a combination team building and dagging exercise.

A perfect birthday with daggy lambs

Spending a day in the yards sorting dirty lambs for dagging is not everyone's idea of a birthday.

Video

RMA reform plan welcomed

Business groups say they want more than pointless "tinkering" when it comes to RMA changes.

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